Nursing and Maslow's Hiearchy

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There are many needs to be met when it comes to physical survival and psychological well-being and growth. Priorities of nursing care are based on interdisciplinary theories that are identified by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The history, main components, and the roles of nurse managers and leaders related to Maslow’s hierarchy will be addressed in this paper. This is an important topic for nursing leadership and management because it relates to unmet needs of clients in the health care field. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a significant factor in planning care among many individuals. Psychologist Abraham H. Maslow is the developer of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The theory covers human behavior in terms of basic requirements for survival and growth (Cengage, 2002). The theory was developed in the early 1960’s. During this time psychology was taken over by two different views. One side was the human behavior and the other one was the behaviorist. Maslow explained that psychoanalysts had not accomplished the task to consider the behavior of healthy humans. He also mentioned that many subjective experiences that related with human behaviors were being ignored by behaviorist. In the beginning Maslow examined motivations and experience of many healthy individuals. He recognized that there are many requirements in this theory that are important for human survival and to help motivate individuals. He conceptualized different human needs as a pyramid with five levels in

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